Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar

Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar
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New machine to feature more than 736kW of hybrid power The new $3.4 million Mercedes-AMG hypercar, known under the internal working name Project One, will be powered by an advanced petrol-electric plug in hybrid drivetrain based around an Formula One derived petrol engine that operates in combination with four electric motors to deliver an overall output of over 736kW in most performance orientated driving mode, AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed. The hi-tech driveline, unveiled at a media event at the Nurburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, uses a heavily…

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles accused of emissions cheating in USA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles accused of emissions cheating in USA
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The Department for Transport has asked for details of an American investigation into diesel emissions software; As another car maker is investigated for possible use of an emissions cheat device, we look at the potential implications for British car owners. What is the issue? The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of not telling the authorities about diesel emission software “that could allow excess diesel emissions”, according to the Financial Times. A report by Reuters states that the EPA believes the software is similar to…

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Samsung’s New EV Battery Will Have A Range Of 600 Kms And Can Be Fully Charged In Just 20 Minutes

Samsung’s New EV Battery Will Have A Range Of 600 Kms And Can Be Fully Charged In Just 20 Minutes
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Electric cars, we all know how we South Africans resist in buying one, because of two things – infrastructure and of course range anxiety. The race to manufacture a battery with the highest range is actually on right now but there’s another battle to be won; which one will charge up the fastest. Well, Samsung wants to alleviate all these worries with the introduction of its latest battery technology. It says by that by the end of 2020, the “next generation” of Samsung’s lithium ion battery technology will be available…

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Meet the world’s strangest Ferrari 458

Meet the world’s strangest Ferrari 458
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This will never be a standard Ferrari 458 Italia again. The wheel arches and wings are cut, bashed and pulled to accommodate the ultra-wide 20-inch wheels. It has a (very) wide arch body kit screwed on. Yep. Screwed on. There’s an aftermarket exhaust. Essentially, it’s been modified the same way da yoof customise 80,000-mile Golfs. But it’s a Ferrari 458 Italia. An Italian thoroughbred that cost someone £178,526 (assuming they didn’t get jiggy with the options list), gets from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, tops out at 202mph, and has a 4.5-litre V8…

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Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP

Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP
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No, it doesn’t use magic. For a relatively small company, Koenigsegg employs an impressive amount of unique technology developed in-house. Its V8 engines may be based on an older Ford design, but calling them Mustang engines with turbochargers attached would be a vast understatement. Even its catalytic converters are unlike anything else used. Koenigsegg detailed its patented catalytic converter in a recent blog post about all the tech that goes into its engine for the 1160-hp Agera RS. The company claims that its catalytic converter technology allows an increase of…

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